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Here’s something pretty cool. Curbed.com, my go-to destination for layperson-friendly real estate news and pictures of condos I can’t afford, recently announced a new competition to honor and profile the nation’s most dynamic up-and-coming professionals in the fields of architecture…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person.  Schlemiel  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. Mensch of the Week: Nicholas Schorsch, CEO American Realty Capital Properties These are exciting times for…

The Transformer

Last week, Bloomberg ran a great story about a doctor-turned-developer named David Lee, whose Jamison Services, Inc. holds over $3 billion in Los Angeles real estate that includes numerous aging office properties. Mr. Lee, who began buying up downtown office…

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Imagine two office buildings of equal size, quality, and leasable space, sitting right next to each other. As far as anyone is concerned, these properties are identical. Now, imagine their landlord sells both properties–but rakes in far more money for…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

Today, we’re excited to feature Part One of our video interview with Jane Gol, president of Continental Ventures Realty. She discusses Manhattan’s busy real estate market, its challenges, and future opportunities for investors and developers. (Check in next Sunday for…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

Mensch  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person.  Schlemiel  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser.  – Mensch of the Week: Toyo Ito, Architect Even though the Llenrock Blog is ostensibly about…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

Mensch: Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel: Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. * Mensch of the Week: Robert Rubin Co-chair, Council on Foreign Relations & Former U.S. Treasury…

How to Untangle a Mile of Concrete

A new year means the results of last year’s real estate competitions are beginning to trickle in. Of course, the finals for MIT’s annual case competition aren’t until April, and the Philadelphia Real Estate Council’s Student White Paper Competition just wrapped up…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

Mensch: Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel: Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. * Mensch of the Week: Robert Sulentic, CBRE Our Mensch of the Week is…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for December 8 – 14: – As tensions mount over U.S. tax policy, the federal deficit, and the potential impact of the fiscal cliff, a number of high-profile executives including David Cote of Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and…